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defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
metropolis - large city
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb